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Penacook New Hampshire Sportsman and Coach: Robert Abial "Red" Rolfe (1908-1969)

“Red” Rolfe signed with the New York Yankee’s baseball team in 1931 … and never looked back.

Robert "Red" Rolfe, The Pride of Penacook, wearing his Yankee uniform.

Robert “Red” Rolfe,
The Pride of Penacook, wearing his Yankees uniform.

Red Rolfe was born 17 October 1908 in Penacook, New Hampshire. He started his baseball career at Penacook High school, followed by Phillips Exeter Academy, Dartmouth College and the major leagues.

After graduation from Dartmouth College he played for Albany in the Eastern league in 1931, moving up after two seasons of play as shortstop in the Newark Bears in the International league, and then joined the Yankees as their regular third baseman from 1934-1942, accumulating 1,394 hits while batting .289. He led the American League in triples (15) in 1936 and in runs (139), hits (213) and doubles (46) in 1939. Continue reading

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